High Cliff

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Afternoon sun
Up and Down
20 mins
Restricted Access

Tintagel's High Cliff is an extremely intimidating crag that rises straight out of the sea and is impossible to view in detail from the land. The three climbs described are all big and serious adventures, that involve multiple pitches of hard climbing on variable quality rock. The island is managed by English Heritage. The BMC have negotiated an access agreement as follows. If you wish to climb at Tintagel you must first write to English Heritage, Room 225, 25 Saville Row, London W1X 2BT (enclose a SAE for a quick reply). You should get a response about access to routes and sensitive areas. Guidebook page 168.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Vagabond Top 50
A very sustained and imposing line that weaves its way up the wall left of the corner of Il Duce. Start at the bottom of the...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E4 5c
2
Il Duce Top 50
The central corner that rises from the overhung ledge at the base of High Cliff is a stunning line. Technically reasonable but...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
Fluttery
E5 6a
3
King's Arete
Steep climbing in great positions on Il Duce's right arete. The climbing becomes easier but the rock deteriorates in quality as...
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E4 5c
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